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Post by Ruby01 on Sat Sep 01 2012, 19:48

My little girls gets the run of the house and has always been really good and clean. However, we have has some instances recently when she wets on our bed and I dont understand why? Her recent episode was after she had had a walk. Before we went to be she was out in the garden for a good 10 minutes, she went to be first (as she quite often does) And when I went up she must have just literally done it (was still warm sick ) She knows she has done wrong because slinks out of the room.
Can anyone give me any advice to why she is doing this? She is not a big water drinker so I dont want to take her water away but I need to try and understand why.
Appreciate your comments and advice Smile

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Re: Bed Wetting

Post by Cyril baby on Sat Sep 01 2012, 20:53

Can you give more information please? This is often stress when dogs do this, you sleep in that bed, it smells of you so she is making it smell of her as well.

How long have you had her?
What do you feed her on?
What exercise does she get?
Has there been any changes in her life recently? Doesn't matter how small the change it to you, it can be a big one to your dog.

Please give as much information as you can, the more you give the better advice we can give you.

I would keep the bedroom door shut as well, my dogs sleep on my bed with me but during the day the bedroom door is kept shut so they can't get in there, I have had this happen to me on several occasions, usually a new dog just recently come into the house.


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Re: Bed Wetting

Post by Kev13 on Sat Sep 01 2012, 22:45

Have been having a similar problem with Missy recently. am also realy confused as she has never done it in the past. there is a post on it in the training/behavour section.might help...

will keep an eye on this post as i need some advice also:)

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 02 2012, 00:56

How old is she. How much exercise is she getting, what is she fed on and where does she sleep?

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Post by Ruby01 on Sun Sep 02 2012, 10:19

We have had Ruby for 2 years now and got her from a rescue, she is approx 3 to 3.5 yrs old. I have just changed her food (six weeks ago) from Bakers (I know !!!!) to Harringtons. She is walked twice a day for a minimum of 20 minutes and gets about an hour of an hour, ball chasing, tug etc. She sleeps with us during the night and during the day it will be either on the back of the sofa (people watching Smile), on a stair step (people watching Smile Smile) or on our bed. The bed wetting takes place, when we are in the house and she has access to outside. There has been no dramatic changes in her or our life and the wetting is random, there is no pattern to it. I have questioned why first thing in the morning, first thing she doesnt do is go for wee wee's. As a human it's the very first thing we do after a nights sleep, but Ruby may wait 30 mins or so. She doesn't drink a great deal of water. I would say a maximum of 3/4qtrs of a pint a day I put fresh water down in the morning and again in the evening. She has always been well housetrained and has in the past woken us up if she needs wee wee's during the night.

Hope thats enough information and appreciate your comments

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 02 2012, 10:46

It sounds as though she may have a low level UTI. I'd get a sample of her urine & ask the vet to check it.

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Post by Ruby01 on Sun Sep 02 2012, 10:48

Not wishing to sound dumb but what is UTI?

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 02 2012, 11:03

It's a urinary tract infection. It could also be cystitus. Both are treatable with antibiodics.

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Post by Ruby01 on Sun Sep 02 2012, 11:07

Doh!!!! That makes perfect sense. I'll try and get a sample and take it to the vet. You forget that our furry babies can suffer the same ailments as us. MAny thanks and I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Bed Wetting

Post by Cyril baby on Sun Sep 02 2012, 11:12

As this is a new behaviour I would have her checked by a vet, take a s ample of her wee when you go.

The change in her food could upset her, how did you change her over from one to the other.

In the meantime, keep the bedroom door shut so she can't go in during the day unless you are with her. Also take her out first thing when you get up, you will be able to see if she has had a wee then, lots of praise of course when she goes. I always make my dogs go out first thing, if the weather is bad they prefer to go back to bed. rolling on the floor


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Post by Ruby01 on Sun Sep 02 2012, 11:18

Really appreciate all your help. I changed her food immediately but I guess there should have been a gradual change. We are keeping the door closed in the day, but then I feel guilty coz she loves her bed more than we do. I will try taking her out very 1st thing but if the weather is bad - she's like 'you think I'm going out there!'

Guess where she is right now sleep

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Post by Cyril baby on Sun Sep 02 2012, 11:24

Mine will disappear to bed if the door is left open but they have lots of comfy beds, the sofa and chairs downstairs. I am in the conservatory at the moment, it is my muck room were we can relax and not worry about unexpected visitors, as well as a long, comfy, leather sofa there are 4 beds and a crate with a comfy bed in. All 5 are on the sofa trying to push me off. angry

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Post by densil on Fri Sep 21 2012, 19:06

my dog has just started wetting the bed - he is a male dog so don't think they can get cystitis? He is 4 yrs old and we have had him 8 months now. He first did it several weeks ago after he had been out to the dog sitter for a couple of days on a trial visit. He did it when we were out shopping - we had shut the bedroom door but he managed to open it. He did it again a week ago when we went out shopping and he has done it again today when we were both in the house, but we didn't notice he had got into the bedroom. Not sure what is causing this as we haven't changed his food. Will try your advice and get him checked out for water infection, but can't see why this would want to make him pee on our bed - sounds like some sort of territory marking to me.

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 21 2012, 20:17

densil wrote:my dog has just started wetting the bed - he is a male dog so don't think they can get cystitis? He is 4 yrs old and we have had him 8 months now. He first did it several weeks ago after he had been out to the dog sitter for a couple of days on a trial visit. He did it when we were out shopping - we had shut the bedroom door but he managed to open it. He did it again a week ago when we went out shopping and he has done it again today when we were both in the house, but we didn't notice he had got into the bedroom. Not sure what is causing this as we haven't changed his food. Will try your advice and get him checked out for water infection, but can't see why this would want to make him pee on our bed - sounds like some sort of territory marking to me.

Males certainly can get UTIs (cystitis) although this sounds more like stress/anxiety. If it started when he first went to the dog sitter, he may have felt that he was changing owners again & the stress may have upset his house training.

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